Install TWRP Recovery and Root LG Stylo 2 Plus

LG Stylo 2 Plus is a mid-range smartphone from the South Korean tech giant LG. LG Stylo 2 Plus boasts of a 5.7-inch display. The phone comes in a variety of variants. Some variants of this smartphone have 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution while some have 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. This phone is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU and Adreno 505 GPU. LG Stylo 2 Plus is available in 16/32 GB storage with 2 GB RAM and 16/32 GB storage with 3 GB RAM. This phone either has 13 MP camera or 16 MP camera at its back. It has 8 MP or 5 MP camera on the front. LG Stylo 2 Plus has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. It comes with 2900 mAh or 3000 mAh battery juice.

Now that you have had a brief overview of the phone, it’s time to get back to what we were here for. LG Stylo 2 Plus has joined the league of TWRPfied devices.  You can easily start modifying your smartphone with all the custom goodies available around. It’s time to install things like Xposed, Magisk, Viper4Android and other such MODs on your phone. With TWRP, you can also flash custom ROMs on the phone. With TWRP, you can easily root the phone if you flash SuperSU on it. Nandroid backup, Dalvik cache are the other options that you can play with once you have a custom recovery installed on your phone. Moreover, TWRP comes with a full touch interface, which makes it very easy for the users to operate within the recovery menu.

The TWRP can be easily flashed using the Android ADB and Fastboot method. Right after flashing the recovery, we will flash SuperSU to achieve root access on the phone. It’s time for us to go ahead to install TWRP recovery and root LG Stylo 2 Plus.

Prerequisites

  • This guide is only applicable for the LG Stylo 2 Plus TP260 and MP260. Do not try it on any other device.
  • Charge your phone up to 50%.
  • Backup your important contacts, call logs, text messages and media content.
  • Use the original USB cable to connect your phone to your PC.
  • Unlock the Bootloader of your LG Stylo 2 Plus.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging mode on your phone.

Downloads

You will get the Minimal ADB and Fastboot directory in one such location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and you will also get the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe file on your desktop.

Disclaimer: Flashing TWRP recovery and rooting your LG Stylo 2 Plus will make the status of your phone custom. This will not let your phone receive OTA updates and it will also result in voiding its warranty. You can only receive OTA updates after flashing a new stock firmware on your phone. While following this method, you are completely on your own. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts or the device manufacturers may not be held responsible.

Install TWRP Recovery and Root LG Stylo 2 Plus

  1. Connect your LG Stylo 2 Plus to your PC now.
  2. On your PC, open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe file from the desktop. If you do not have this file, then simply open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder from the location mentioned above and open the MAF32.exe file.
  3. Now in the command window enter following commands:
    • adb reboot download
    • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
      fastboot reboot recovery (for recovery) or use the Volume Up + Down + Power combination to get into TWRP now.
    • (this will boot your device into TWRP recovery mode)
  1. At this point, TWRP will ask you whether you want to allow system modifications. Typically, you would want to allow modifications. By swiping right, you will trigger the dm-verity verification. Right after triggering it, you will have to flash SuperSU and the dm-verity-opt-encrypt on your phone.
  2. You will have to perform a data wipe to enable storage. After wiping the data, go back to the main menu and tap the “Mount” option and then tap Mount USB Storage.
  3. After mounting USB storage, connect your phone to your PC and transfer SuperSU.zip and dm-verity file to your phone.
  4. Through all this process, do not restart your phone. Stay in the TWRP recovery.
  5. Now get back to the main menu and once again tap “Install > Locate newly copied SuperSU.zip file and flash it”.
  6. After flashing SuperSU, reboot your phone. You are all done.
  7. Your device will boot up now. Find SuperSu in app drawer. Install Root Checker app to verify root access.

To boot manually in to TWRP recovery mode, unplug USB cable from your LG Stylo 2 Plus and turn off your device completely by keeping the power key pressed for a while. Now press and hold Volume Down + Power Key to turn on your LG Stylo 2 Plus. As soon as your phone’s screen turns on, leave the Power Key and keep the Volume Down Key pressed. Your device will now boot into TWRP recovery mode.

Don’t forget to create a Nandroid Backup for your LG Stylo 2 Plus now. Also checkout how to use Titanium Backup since you’ve got your phone rooted. That’s all. Stuck with something? Don’t worry! Reach us out through the comment box below.

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